Friday, 14 February 2020

Friday Chat Day

Hello friends

Happy Friday and Happy Valentine's Day! 
Hope you all survived the storm and did not suffer any damage.
We were very lucky, just a little bit of trellis that came adrift
but I feel for those badly affected.
And the snow up north - brhhhh.

So...Valentine's Day -
previous years have seen me making many cards to 
celebrate the day of love but over the last couple of weeks 
my phone has been buzzing with Pinterest notifications and 
it appears this one is the most popular.
Made by die cutting and sanding foil card it was actually
a pretty quick make.

I'll let you into a little secret, each time I look at it this card
I feel there should be an extra cog near the top right,
funny how we can be critical of our own work.

And talking of being critical of work...
I've started a little project, a cosy crochet jumper for Bella.
As you can see, she's very impressed with first fitting! 

The crochet addiction continues and this week I took part in a CAL -
(Crochet Along) run by a lady on Instagram to make this snood/cowl.
Possibly the fastest bit of crochet I've done to date.

It consists of 18 squares and previously I wasn't keen on squares
but they are growing on me and it is a great way to use up yarn.
I showed the boys and they appreciated it wasn't a blanket for a change.

All in all a bit of a quiet week this week.
I've been catching up with friends and when asked what I'm doing
my reply, albeit a contradiciton in terms, is:
'I'm in a happy rut'.
And that truly sums it up.
Whilst the weather is bad but the telly is terrific
I'm enjoying home-time.
 I'm not sitting on my bum crocheting all the time,
I've been trying a time allocation method, you set a fixed amount
of time for certain chores. It sort of works -
only allowing fifteen minutes to scrub the oven is more than enough!

Instead of saying I need to clean all the windows,
you set say, twenty minutes for window cleaning and do one each day.
It is suiting me but I can appreciate it may not work for everyone.

And I'm still trekking up to London - it has been pretty dark and grey
on commuter days but thankfully lighter mornings ahead.
Another snap from my commuter coach stop,
if you follow me on Instagram I take a photo
every Thursday morning from the same spot.
Had an idea of putting them in a collage to track the seasons -
must allocate time to that!

Terrific Telly?
Lastest viewing:
White House Farm - ITV
The Stranger - Netflix

Both gripping - the crochet hook had sparks coming off it!

Wishing you all a lovely Friday and a super weekend.
Thanks for stopping by, I realise my blog is quite different
nowadays compared to card marking.

Take care friends.


hazel young said...

I love that card too. We were lucky with the storm as well, feel for those affected. Love the photo of Bella and your crochet projects. Have a great week xx Hazel

Chris said...

Hi Christine
A lovely chat this morning, I remember that great card, loved it then and still do.
We survived the storm too and were away at the time, but no damage when we got home. Dennis on the way now to contend with.
Love your crocheted snood. You may need tot wear that today.
Have a good weekend
Chris xx said...

Morning Christine.
A happy valentine's day to all.
Another lovely chat day.
You really have got the crochet bug, they all look lovely.
Well I now have an open plan garden, my fence took off into
my neighbours garden, lucky no one was hurt,
Take care and have fun Kitty.

CraftyCoffey said...

Great to hear your news, we were battered by the storm here on the coast. Luckily not too ouch damage & everyone is safe.
Your card is great & I love the photo of Bella-that look says it all!!


Christine said...

Another great post. Good idea with the photos... may not mean anything now but later... I am thankful for photographers of the past on my history forum.
Just love the steampunk heart card.

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card. Love your crochet projects this week. Haven’t been able to do mine for a week as have painful shoulder and neck. It is improving so hopefully next week will be better and can do some more knitting and crochet. No storm damage here thankfully. Hoping this weekend will be ok.have a good weekend. Take care.

karenlotty said...

Lovely chat Christine I adore this card and think it's gorgeous You should never have pointed out that “missing” cog! But you’re right, we’re our own worst critics
Bella looks very sweet in her coat and that cowl is pretty
I thought White House Farm was very good Was it because I remember it on the news? Maybe
I am enjoying the new series of Inside Number 9 I am a newbie to it and think Steve P and Reece S are genius
I like the idea of allocating time Might try it Crochet wise I’m still doing amigurami animals and birds

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, I'm loving your blog post today, the piccies are lovely, especially the snood and Bella's new jumper, I wish I could crochet I really need to watch lots of Youtube vids and maybe I will learn haha.
What a horrid storm that Ciara was, the winds were terrible and the rain torrential here, and now we have Storm Dennis on the way tomorrow, my heart goes out to the people who have had devastating times with these storms.
I was watching Hochanda this evening and your video came on promoting Spellbinders, are you back on our tv on Sunday ??
Take care and stay safe.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rene from OZ x said...

The card is lovely Christine, no Bella doesn't look happy and craft must come before housework of any kind. In Australia we have had serious bushfires and now we have floods but it is still a beautiful place to live.
Rene from OZ x

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